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We check in with people at each stage of the cash transfer process to see how things are going. Take a look at some of their stories as they appear here in real-time. Learn more about how recipients opt in to share their stories.
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Eresi's family
access_time 11 days ago
Eresi enrolled.
"Recieving this money means that I will be able to use it for varnishing my house. I shall plaster and cement the house using this transfers."
Christine's family
access_time 11 days ago
Christine received a $253 second payment.
"I plan to erect a new structure for my birds since I have been keeping the chicken in a small area where I personally feel that they are congested, so even increasing the size of the brood becomes a challenge."
Yashin's family
access_time 11 days ago
Yashin received a $445 second payment.
"My life is better now because I have constructed an iron roofed house, bought some goats and cleared debts. I am a debt free man. I wouldn't have done this if it was not for these transfers. Previously , I was sleeping in a grass thatched house. I had many debts, the owners of the money used to give me a lot of pressure and I was not free to stay in the village. "
Peter's family
access_time 11 days ago
Peter received a $445 second payment.
"My life is different now in that, I can plan because I have my investment and I believe I can defeat this vice called poverty affecting Africa as a globe. Now I earn some income on daily basis that helps me cater for my needs. Prior to receiving this money, I lived hopeless life because there was no means I could generate daily income to cater for my basic needs."
Dinah's family
access_time 11 days ago
Dinah received a $253 second payment.
"I long to buy a juice blender which I can use to blend juice and sell out at a profit within the locality and specifically within Bondo town. This area normally experiences high temperatures during the day, which makes the business one of the most viable business ideas that one can implement and succeed."
Mary's family
access_time 11 days ago
Mary received a $452 second payment.
"Currently, my life is different in that I am in a healthy condition in terms of health and living. I am also in position to take care of my daughter something that would have been imposible since I conceived while in school. Before getting this money, I had no hope of ever managing with my pregnacy as I knew that anytime I would pass. In addition, being able to acquire my two heads of cattle will help me in terms of saving and investing for my daughter's future. When the cow calves, I will always be assured of an income by either selling the milk to meet day to day expenses or it's calf for bigger bills. "
Kevin's family
access_time 12 days ago
Kevin received a $45 fourth payment.
"My life is currently different from how it was if I had never received the transfer in that I have restored back my self-esteem in the society since I had always looked down upon myself for always depending on my old grandmother for basic needs. I am currently proud that I have sheep that I count as my assets thing that could not have been possible if it was not for Givedirectly. I am full of hopes of gaining more from a herd of sheep that I plan to keep using GD transfer as my capital since soon I will see them reproduce hence will have some to sell to meet my growing financial needs."
Ngasura's family
access_time 12 days ago
Ngasura received a $546 initial payment.
"After several years of being hired to look after someone else's cows, we are finally owning one of our own on our farm. We have been depending on other people to give us milk in order to prepare tea for the family but God Has opened the way for us to at least produce milk of our own. The problem relating to sourcing milk is now a story of the past since we can also afford to sell the surplus to the nearest tea joints."
Janet's family
access_time 12 days ago
Janet received a $253 initial payment.
"My life is currently different from how it was four months ago because l now have a well secured house that does not stress me at all. I am also very sure that l will no longer go to people's home looking for cow dang. "
Cicilia's family
access_time 12 days ago
Cicilia enrolled.
"Receiving this money means that I will be in position to complete the construction of my house, build a house for my mother and buy household items. "